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May 6, 1999 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, Macedonian officials abruptly shut the border to newly arriving refugees from Yugoslavia late Wednesday, demanding that other nations do more to pay for the Balkan crisis. Interior Ministry officials said that, from now on, they will allow into Macedonia each day only as many Kosovo Albanian refugees as are evacuated out of their country to other nations. U.N. officials were stunned by the closure, which they said forced at least 1,000 refugees back into Yugoslavia. One U.N.
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May 6, 1999 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, Macedonian officials abruptly shut the border to newly arriving refugees from Yugoslavia late Wednesday, demanding that other nations do more to pay for the Balkan crisis. Interior Ministry officials said that, from now on, they will allow into Macedonia each day only as many Kosovo Albanian refugees as are evacuated out of their country to other nations. U.N. officials were stunned by the closure, which they said forced at least 1,000 refugees back into Yugoslavia. One U.N.
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March 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Top U.S. and Russian envoys toured Balkan capitals Tuesday in an effort to defuse tensions in Serb-ruled Kosovo, while Serbian police said one of their officers had been injured in another attack in the troubled province. Serbian officials said the officer sustained slight injuries in a grenade attack late Monday near Pec, about 45 miles west of Kosovo's capital, Pristina. Ethnic Albanians, who make up 90% of the population in Kosovo, a province of Serbia, are seeking independence.
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August 20, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kiro Gligorov is due to retire next year with a claim to Balkan fame: He's the only statesman who led his people to independence from the Yugoslav federation without a shot fired. But with combat raging in what's left of Yugoslavia, Macedonia's 81-year-old president admits to worrying about whether that legacy will outlive him.
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April 10, 1999 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Macedonia has found itself on a global hot seat in the past 10 days, with tens of thousands of Kosovo refugees inundating this tiny country and the whole world watching how it handled the crisis. But the footage of Dantesque scenes of refugees held for days by Macedonian authorities in a muddy river valley at the border does not tell the complicated story of this country.
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May 6, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN and TYLER MARSHALL and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a rousing visit to a U.S. military base engaged in the air war over Yugoslavia, President Clinton on Wednesday told hundreds of exuberant, flag-waving Air Force personnel and their families here that NATO aircraft were hitting targets "hard, where it hurts" in a conflict fought to ensure a better world. "Our mission in Kosovo has nothing to do with trying to acquire territory or dominate others," Clinton said.
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